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Health Mentor / Full-time

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Belleville
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking a full-time Health Mentor to join our Integrated Wellness team at our Belleville, IL location, servicing the Metro East and St. Louis, MO areas. The Health Mentor follows the evidenced–based InSHAPE intervention to promote fitness and nutrition for adults receiving mental health services.

Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A.

**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a resume, complete the application, and answer all screening questions.


Complete required data entry and paperwork in accordance with program and agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to opening requirements, assessments, treatment/recovery plans, progress notes and any other funder requirements: 100% of Integrated Assessments & Treatment Plans (IATPs) to be completed prior to due dates and, 80% of progress notes and any other required data entry or paperwork submitted within forty-eight hours of the delivery of the service.

Provide services identified in treatment/recovery/safety plan that are consumer driven and meet the program requirements, including maintaining a minimum of supervisor assigned service level. Health Mentor will ensure that clients are linked to needed services and supports as identified by their InSHAPE Promote the recovery model of treatment including trauma-informed care, hope, respect, empowerment, health/wellness and spirituality/connectedness by assisting consumers with regaining control over their own lives through self-directed recovery; including utilizing recovery language in all applicable documentation.
Provide for referral, linkage and advocacy to recommended community resources especially involving community wellness resources and natural support systems.
Promote positive interactions within Chestnut and with the community, especially with primary care providers and community partners, in order to sustain a favorable program reputation.
Attend meetings and consumer staffings, participate in program development activities and provide support and backup to other team members as necessary, including: Attending and ensuring supporting documentation of 100% of monthly, required Rule 132 supervision if not a LPHA, and Attending all mandatory Chestnut trainings and CEU requirements if applicable.

Provide services in the most natural consumer environment, when appropriate.
Promote the InSHAPE model to include: Provide community based support services to implement health goals; Provide fitness training, monitoring, continuing reassessment of exercise, nutrition, and healthcare commitments; Facilitate peer relationships among participants; Document member participation in activities; Assist with planning quarterly celebration/recognition activities for participants; and Provide instruction and facilitation of group activities.

Promote Chestnut’s culture of customer service excellence through the adherence to Chestnut’s behavioral standards for customer service.
Maintain and protect confidentiality of all organizational information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and consumer information.
Provide other duties as assigned, required or specifically negotiated with supervisor.


Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years’ supervised mental health experience.
Or a bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, education, psychology or related human service field.
Or a bachelor’s degree in any other field with two (2) years’ supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting.
Or a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years’ experience in providing mental health services.
Or a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) in good standing with the State of Illinois.
Successful completion of a personal training program required and must obtain personal training certification within 6 months from date of hire.
Must be able to work from a team approach.
Experience leading groups is preferred.
Must have a valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable.
Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record (EMR).
Satisfactory completion of Chestnut’s background checking process.

This full-time position includes an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, generous paid time off benefits, and more.

Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.

EOE – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: Chestnut Health Systems, Belleville , Health Mentor / Full-time, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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